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Miami Open, 3rd Round: Rafael Nadal celebrates 1000th match with victory, injured Milos Raonic withdraws

Miami Open, 3rd Round: Rafael Nadal celebrates 1000th match with victory, injured Milos Raonic withdraws

The 30-year-old Spaniard ignited the near-capacity crowd with his typically determined comeback to clinch his 822nd career victory.

Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance to third round Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance to third round

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also reached the third round, Federer flying through with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over France`s Stephane Robert in just 51 minutes.

Indian Wells: Three-time champion Rafael Nadal sails into third round Indian Wells: Three-time champion Rafael Nadal sails into third round

Pella recouped the break in the second game of the second set, but Nadal regained the advantage with a break for 5-2 and calmly served it out.

Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki cruise to third round of Indian Wells Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki cruise to third round of Indian Wells

In men`s singles action at Indian Wells, Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka upset big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic, the No. 19 seed, 6-4, 6-3, while eighth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem cruised past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-4

Vasek Pospisil sends world number one Andy Murray packing at Indian Wells Vasek Pospisil sends world number one Andy Murray packing at Indian Wells

In another upset on Saturday, Japanese world number 70 Yoshihito Nishioka beat Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic 6-4 6-3, but seeded favourites Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Tomas Berdych won their matches to advance.  

Maria Sharapova should 'start from bottom', says Caroline Wozniacki Maria Sharapova should 'start from bottom', says Caroline Wozniacki

"I think it's very questionable, allowing -- no matter who it is -- a player that is still banned to play a tournament that week," Wozniacki said. "I think it's disrespectful to the other players and the WTA."

I’m one of the wolves going up now, warns Novak Djokovic I’m one of the wolves going up now, warns Novak Djokovic

The defending champion has got a first round bye at Indian Wells, but has been put in the bottom quarter which also has the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Indian Wells Masters: Rohan Bopanna to face Novak Djokovic in Round of 32 Indian Wells Masters: Rohan Bopanna to face Novak Djokovic in Round of 32

Paes, who has also been struggling to play with one partner consistently this season, has teamed up with Argentine Del Porto and they open their campaign against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller and American Sam Querry.

Novak Djokovic shake-off poor form and reassert dominance in California desert tourney Novak Djokovic shake-off poor form and reassert dominance in California desert tourney

Djokovic, who lifted the trophy in Doha this year before his Australian Open defeat, insisted the latest setbacks haven't discouraged him.

Russian team boss slams Maria Sharapova wild card critics, calls her 'true professional' Russian team boss slams Maria Sharapova wild card critics, calls her 'true professional'

The five-time Grand Slam title winner will need French Open organisers to hand her a wild card at Roland Garros, where she is a two-time winner, as her world ranking was wiped off during her ban imposed for testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic knows how to return to top, he will make a comeback: Boris Becker Novak Djokovic knows how to return to top, he will make a comeback: Boris Becker

Djokovic, however, has been struggling with his form of late and lost in the second round of this year's Australian Open to World No.117 Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

Indian Wells: Roger Federer unfazed by treacherous draw with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic in same quarter Indian Wells: Roger Federer unfazed by treacherous draw with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic in same quarter

While Andy Murray said all possible paths to the final were treacherous, he, like many, was mesmerized by the talent packed into the bottom quarter.

Injured Serena Williams pulls out of Indian Wells, Miami Open Injured Serena Williams pulls out of Indian Wells, Miami Open

"I have not been able to train due to my knees and am disappointed I cannot be there. I will keep moving forward and continue to be positive. I look forward to being back as soon as I can."

Davis Cup: 3 singles and 1 doubles player is preference as of now, says Mahesh Bhupathi Davis Cup: 3 singles and 1 doubles player is preference as of now, says Mahesh Bhupathi

AITA chose a six-member squad that includes both Paes and Bopanna, and left it on Bhupathi to pick his preferred final four.

Davis Cup: Leander Paes retained in Indian team for Asia/Oceania Zone clash Davis Cup: Leander Paes retained in Indian team for Asia/Oceania Zone clash

The tie, which will be India's first with Mahesh Bhupathi as the non-playing captain, will also see the return of Rohan Bopanna.

Davis Cup: Selectors to contemplate whether to have Leander Paes in the team Davis Cup: Selectors to contemplate whether to have Leander Paes in the team

The selectors will also deliberate whether to go with two singles players or opt for three. Saketh Myneni, who pulled out of the New Zealand tie in the last minute, and Sumit Nagal have made themselves unavailable due to injury issues.